Asthma & COPD

Better Education, Better Breathing
Our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....
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I am an ASTHMA STAR

May 14, 2018

“When people know the ‘why’ they’re more likely to comply”

The Asthma STAR system is primarily for use with children who have been prescribed a metered dose inhaler (MDI/puffer). There are some key points that we need families to take home with them after their consult with us. Often we give a lot of informa...
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Did you know? 1 in 7 kids have asthma. 550,000 school days are lost to asthma every year? World Asthma Day / Balloon Day is a day to pause and think about your breathing and spare a thought for those who have no choice but to think about it constantly. We are running a ...
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Our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....
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We thought we would de-bunk a few myths that we've come across during our time working in the respiratory-world. So here is myth #1... The truth is that asthma medications do NOT become less effective over time. If you're taking your preventative inhalers as prescribed (the ...
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Our last course is over!! However, our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of cour...
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We know that summer is a busy time for most, so to simplify things for you, we have listed a few tips for keeping in control of your asthma (or your children’s asthma) throughout these warmer months: Be organised! Check your medications/inhalers and spacers Do you need a n...
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In October I attended a community education session, where I was lucky enough to present to a group of mothers of pre-schoolers on asthma and asthma management. As it was my first presentation on behalf of Asthma Waikato I found it exciting, and I’m pleased to say that it ...
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Our last course is over!! However, our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of cour...
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What is a Turbuhaler?

August 29, 2017
Question... Q: Is your inhaler device right for you?Q: Are you able to inhale correctly?Q: Are you obtaining the full dose with each inhalation?Q: Have you had your inhaler/device technique checked with a health professional?  Your inhaler technique should be checked 6 ...
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